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Advair Diskus

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Satisfaction
7.8
7.8  Effectiveness
3.8  Side Effects
7.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Advair Diskus side effects and 2 Advair Diskus benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic names of this medication are fluticasone propionate, salmeterol and brand name is Advair Diskus.

The active ingredients of this medication are fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate.

Advair is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

Mainly used to control asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis.
Famous People with Asthma
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Lindsay Lohan

Lohan made headlines in 2008 when she went to a Miami emergency room suffering from an acute asthma attack.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

He often used amphetamines to control asthma symptoms.

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Diane Keaton

Keaton reportedly suffers from adult-onset asthma and once played at an asthmatic cat lover.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee's breathing difficulties were first diagnosed as bronchitis, then mononucleosis.

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Effectiveness of Advair Diskus by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Advair Diskus, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 2.3% 1.1% 95.5% 1.1% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 3.4% 2.3% 94.3% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 1.1% 3.4% 94.3% 0% 1.1%
Breathing 11.6% 3.2% 23.2% 16.8% 45.3%
Confidence 3.4% 0% 87.4% 6.9% 2.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.4% 1.1% 93.1% 2.3% 0%
Digestion 0% 1.1% 98.9% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 3.4% 2.3% 78.2% 10.3% 5.7%
Energy 4.4% 5.6% 76.7% 7.8% 5.6%
Eyesight 0% 5.7% 88.5% 5.7% 0%
Memory 1.1% 3.4% 90.8% 2.3% 2.3%
Mental Clarity 3.3% 6.7% 83.3% 4.4% 2.2%
Pain 3.4% 3.4% 89.7% 2.3% 1.1%
Patience 2.3% 3.4% 87.5% 3.4% 3.4%
Sexual Health 2.3% 1.1% 93.1% 1.1% 2.3%
Skin Complexion 1.1% 5.7% 93.2% 0% 0%
Sleep 3.3% 9.9% 71.4% 8.8% 6.6%
Stress Level 4.6% 2.3% 82.8% 5.7% 4.6%
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Commonly Reported Advair Diskus Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 70.6% 5.9% 11.8% 5.9% 5.9%
Blurred Vision 70.6% 5.9% 5.9% 17.6% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Bronchitis 86.5% 10.1% 0% 2.2% 1.1%
Cold Symptoms 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Confusion 88.2% 0% 5.9% 5.9% 0%
Cough 77.3% 11.4% 10.2% 0% 1.1%
Depression 82.4% 0% 5.9% 11.8% 0%
Diarrhea 93% 5.8% 1.2% 0% 0%
Dizziness 89.5% 3.5% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
Drowsiness 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Dry Mouth 76.5% 16.5% 3.5% 2.4% 1.2%
Fatigue 85.1% 8% 1.1% 4.6% 1.1%
Headache 81.4% 10.5% 7% 1.2% 0%
Indigestion 97.2% 2.8% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 88.2% 11.8% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 91.6% 1.2% 3.6% 3.6% 0%
Mood Swings 82.4% 11.8% 0% 5.9% 0%
Muscle Cramping 89.4% 3.5% 4.7% 1.2% 1.2%
Nausea 96.5% 2.4% 0% 1.2% 0%
Nervousness 85.2% 4.5% 2.3% 5.7% 2.3%
Rapid Heartbeat 91.1% 3.6% 0% 3.6% 1.8%
Sensitivity to Light 88.2% 0% 0% 5.9% 5.9%
Sexual Dysfunction 88.2% 5.9% 0% 0% 5.9%
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Less Commonly Reported Advair Diskus Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 94% 2.4% 1.2% 0% 2.4%
Blurred Vision 94% 1.5% 3% 1.5% 0%
Constipation 97% 0% 3% 0% 0%
Depression 92.5% 4.5% 1.5% 0% 1.5%
Difficulty Urinating 98.8% 1.2% 0% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 91.6% 2.4% 1.2% 3.6% 1.2%
Hyperactivity 97.6% 1.2% 0% 1.2% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 88% 6% 3.6% 0% 2.4%
Mood Swings 97% 1.5% 0% 1.5% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 61.5% 23.1% 15.4% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 97.1% 1.5% 0% 1.5% 0%
Sore Throat 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 98.5% 0% 1.5% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Advair Diskus
Since taking Advair Diskus Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1%
Hospitalization 3.8%
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User Comments about Advair Diskus
15 Jul 2012 I had spontaneous palpitations and I also had 2 panic attacks while on it, which I have never had before. As soon as I stopped the medication, no more palpitations. Advair has the black box label warning and has reportedly been responsible for 4000 of 5000 asthma related deaths.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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03 Jul 2012 i love it, and because of it i can play the sports that i love
   —Posted by Anonymous
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03 Feb 2012 After a severe bought of a cough and wheezing, my doctor prescribed me Advair due to my newly found Asthma. Since taking Advair, I have been able to breathe much better all the time, but especially during cold and allergy seasons.
   —Posted by rockstarhale
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16 Jan 2012 Has been very helpful in controlling asthma
   —Posted by Anonymous
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14 Jan 2012 Advair has been amazing for me. I used to be hospitalized at least once a year for my asthma; now it is so well controlled that even doctors can hardly tell it's there. I once had to go off of advair for a few months, and my asthma definitely worsened. However, that all cleared up once I began using it again.
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